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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 22, 2010 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: God - non dead (or perhaps dead, according to Nietzsche)

Ha--missed all this stuff today on the other aspects of science...

Mixing "paradigms", "theories", "hypotheses", and "facts" in these exchanges above.

Science is both a way of knowing, and a body of knowledge.

Paradigms, like evolution and relativity, and "accepted as true", and not likely to be refuted by individual experiments.

Science as a way of knowing is: referential to natural law; observable; explanatory; falsifiable (statements have to have content); and tentative.

Science as a body of knowledge is fun facts and figures, and well supported paradigms and theories.

Recall that strictly speaking, nothing in science is ever, EVER, proven true. Rather, it has withstood so many tests it is accepted as "true" for the time being...

Enough of lec 101 for the night!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jan 22, 2010 8:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: God - non dead (or perhaps dead, according to Nietzsche)

My dear Brother Tell... Somehow I suspect That you occaisanly escape from 1968...

;)